Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier Professor


Charles E. & Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry; Director of Center for Catalysis and Surface Science

Research Statement

Inorganic solid-state chemistry has always had widespread use in energy-related applications across diverse fields such as heterogeneous catalysis and solar energy research. Our research, which ranges from the growth of single crystals to the synthesis of new transparent conductors, emphasizes the connections between the synthesis and structure of new materials, the physical properties of new materials, and the technological advances that result from these discoveries.

Selected Publications

“Structural and Chemical Evolution of the SOFC Anode La0.30Sr0.70Fe0.70Cr0.30O3-d upon Reduction and Oxidation: An In-Situ Neutron Diffraction Study”, H. Haag, S, Barnett, J. Richardson, K. R. PoeppelmeierChem. Mater., 22, 3283-3289 (2010).

“Genesis and Evolution of Surface Species During Pt Atomic Layer Deposition on Oxide Supports Characterized by in-situ XAFS Analysis and Water-Gas Shift Reaction”, W. Setthapun, W. D. Williams, S. M. Kim, H. Feng, J. W. Elam, F. A. Rabuffetti, K. R. Poeppelmeier, P. C. Stair, E. A. Stach, F. H. Ribeiro, J. T. Miller, and C. L. Marshall, J. Phys. Chem.C, 114, 9758-9771 (2010).

“Synthesis-Dependent Surface Acidity and Structure of SrTiO3 Nanoparticles, F. Rabuffetti, P. Stair, and K. R. PoeppelmeierJ. Phys. Chem. C, 114, 11056-11067 (2010).

“Transparent Conducting Oxides in the ZnO - In2O3 - SnO2 System”, C. A. Hoel, T. O. Mason, J.-F. Gaillard, and K. R. PoeppelmeierChem. Mater, 22, 3569-3579 (2010).

“Room-Temperature Synthesis Leading to Nano-Crystalline Ag2V4O11”, F. Sauvage, V. Bondenez, J.-M. Tarascon, K. R. PoeppelmeierJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 6778-6782 (2010).

“Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane with Oxygen Catalyzed by K-Y Zeolite Supported First-Row Transition Metals”, X. Lin, K. R. Poeppelmeier, and Eric Weitz, Appl. Catal. A, 381, 114-120 (2010).

“Probing the Local Structure of Crystalline ZITO: In2-2xSnxZnxO3 (x = 0.4)”, C. A. Hoel, J.-F. Gaillard, K. R. PoeppelmeierJ. Solid State Chem., 183, 761-768 (2010).

“A Homologous Series of Structures on the Surface of SrTiO3(110)”, J. Enterkin, A. Subramanian, B. Russell, M. Castell, K. R. Poeppelmeier, and L. Marks, Nature Mat. 9, 245-248 (2010).

“Single Crystal Growth and Structure of La4Cu3MoO12”, J. A. Enterkin, P. A. Maggard, S. Ishiwata, L. D. Marks, K. R. Poeppelmeier, M. Azuma, M. Takano, J. Solid State Chem., 183, 551-556 (2010).

“Growth and Properties of Single Crystals of Noncentrosymmetric Na3VO2B6O11”, X. Fan, S. Pan, X. Hou, X. Tian, J. Han, J. Haag, and K. R. Poeppelmeier, Cryst. Growth & Des., 10, 252-256 (2010).

Selected Honors/Awards

  • National Science Council of Taiwan Lecturer (1991)
  • Dow Professor of Chemistry (1992-1994)
  • AAAS Fellow, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993)
  • JSPS Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1997)
  • Natural Science Foundation of China Lecturer (1999)
  • National Science Foundation Creativity Extension Award (2000-2002)
  • Institut Universitaire de France Professor (2003)
  • Chemistry Week in China Lecturer (2004)
  • Lecturer in Solid State Chemistry, China (2005)
  • Visitantes Distinguidos, Universid Complutenses Madrid (2009)
  • Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry (2010)